I’m a long time Nomad user, and while I still love the old girl, it’s time for me to make the jump to a Shapeoko XXL!
My question is, what do I need to buy that is not already included with the machine? I’m in NYC, so I’d like to get it all in one order, if I can. Note that I’m pretty green, since the Nomad comes ready to rock, so I’m not sure what will be necessary in terms of calibration etc.
Any measurement devices I should own? I have calipers, but no dial indicators etc. Should I get some?
I’m going to use it primarily to cut wood and plastic things, and maybe a little aluminum eventually. Probably also going to make my own cardboard packaging on it, with some sort of drag knife. Any brands that people like for this?
Any and all suggestions for this not-exactly-new-newb will be appreciated!
Oh, also, is there a reason to prefer the carbide router over Makita or Dewalt?